The Future of the Arts: The Most Important Investment You Can Make. 

Invest life and live in it

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uncsa-photo-thedotmatrix via @UNCSAcam / photo: @thedotmatrix

When the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) recently reached out for support in promoting their upcoming NextNow Fundraiser and Winter Dance, I jumped at the chance. Every time I am with a UNCSA student I am reminded of why the arts matter. Where others might simply see a young actress, filmmaker, dancer or designer, I see a disciplined and innovative professional whose talent is critical to progress.

uncsa-photo-nlautman via @UNCSAcam / photo: @nlautman

I see someone who understands the importance of self-awareness and collaboration and is willing to take risks.

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-10-43-36-pm via @UNCSAcam / @trent.spivey

Someone who has taken the time to develop a natural voice through hard work and embodies the perseverance required to thrive in this complex world.

uncsa-photo-jacob_harbeck via @UNCSAcam / @jacob_harbeck

I am constantly in awe.

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-10-37-27-pm via @UNCSAcam / @jewelled_ballerina

NextNow is UNCSA’s annual scholarship benefit, and the funding…

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